Job 12:16

“With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

With him is strength & wisedome: the deceiued, and the deceiuer, are his.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.
- American Standard Version (1901)

With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;
- Basic English Bible

With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.
- Darby Bible

With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
- Webster's Bible

With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.
- World English Bible

With Him [are] strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.
- Youngs Literal Bible

With Him is strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are His.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:16


12:16 With him - The same thing he had said before, ver.#13|, but he repeats it here to prepare the way for the following events, which are eminent instances, both of his power and wisdom. Are his - Wholly subject to his disposal. He governs the deceiver and sets bounds to his deceits, how far they shall extend; he also over - rules all this to his own glory, and the accomplishment of his righteous designs of trying the good, and punishing wicked men, by giving them up to believe lies. Yet God is not the author of any error or sin, but only the wise and holy governor of it.


Discussion for Job 12

  • Emmanuel Chidi N.
    It simpelly states the mindset of job,that even on his condition he knows the ability or supremecy of God.
  • Rita
    There are so many times, when going through life's struggles I take a moment and think of Job, in all of all his struggles and his lost,
    Job teaches us, the more we become closer to God, the more we can be just as strong as Job
    Job is my favorite book in the Bible, I often get my strength from how he handled situations that took place
    I love Job
  • Ego entices evil and measures a man by the amount of physical wealth he has acquired. Self-serving people chase after worldly riches, many times without regard to the suffering they cause along the way. Physical things like wealth and possessions make people feel secure, when in fact it causes them to become blind and naked in the spiritual things. God gave us free will to choose "the world " or Him.
  • Tangia Douglas
    God is saying he will give you wirdom and understanding.
  • Gail
    The Lord was in action his wrath.
  • MockingBird for verse 9
    The Lord work : and who shall hinder Him .The way of the Lord is right : there is no unrighteousness in Him. God is God that cannot lie.

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